Observation

Me to M, “I have an interesting observation about Jaguar and Ninja.”

“Ninja is definitely an extrovert: he likes interacting with people a lot, and is very generous in showing his affection. Jaguar on the other hand is very shy but I think he is the one with more empathy. He always tolerates Ninja’s bully.”

Overhearing our conversation, T burst out laughing.

The puzzled H asked, “Sorry, but who are you talking about?”

“The 2 stray cats which always hang out near our office.” Then I suddenly came to a realisation, “Oh my god! I should stop making comments like this! My life must be so lonely and empty that I think I am making connection with cats!”

 

Emptiness

Goodbye, Alicia!

Goodbye, Alicia!

Emptiness is what you feel after watching the finale of the last season of your favorite series.

Double emptiness is when you have finished re-watching the whole 7 seasons, realizing that the show is really coming to an end, that you have invested too much in the show’s characters, plots, acting and wardrobes. Look around and you haven’t found another show that is as good to your liking. Feeling the void of emptiness while persuading myself to move on is just too much pain😦

Meow! 5!

Yawn....

Yawn….

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Bengal's meditating

Bengal’s meditating

Preface | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 |

Meow! 4!

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Preface | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 5 |

Meow! 3: They greeted, “tashi delek”!

Bumped into many feline friends during my Tibet trip!

At Jokhang Temple

At Jokhang Temple

At Norbulingka

At Norbulingka

At Potala Palace

At Potala Palace

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At Samye Monastery

At Samye Monastery

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At Tashilunpo Monastery

At Tashilunpo Monastery

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En route to Old Tingri

En route to Old Tingri

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Preface | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 4 | Part 5 |

Office fun and love 6

Colleague went back to Koala-land for a week.

Saw this pleasant surprise on my work desk the first thing in the morning

Saw this pleasant surprise on my work desk the first thing in the morning

Received also follow-up message. Made my day! :D

Received also follow-up message. Made my day!😀

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4| Part 5

 

Meow! 2: the outside world

I yearn for the outside world…

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Preface |  Part 1 | Part 3 |  Part 4 | Part 5 |

Meine obsessions

My obsessions… some are short-lived, some will remain as life-time addictions😉

Cats – I think about them, write about them, play with them, I even think that I am one of them!

Collecting earrings – my collection is still growing. I especially like earrings with crystals and gemstones (and look-alike).

Collecting good luck charms – collecting stuff that symbolize protection or good luck or fortune = my newly cultivated obsession! Whenever friends ask me what I want as souvenir from the country they are visiting, I always reply, “local good luck charm!”

1. 4-leaf-clover; horseshoe; 2. Guarding angel 3.cross = faith, heart = love, anchor = hope 4.Turkish eye - The eye - in the Oriental culture, it is believed to protect the wearer from the evil eye. 5.The original Matryoshkas are Russian wooden nesting dolls, which symbolise fertility.  6.	Flyagaric 7.	Tooth  8.	Coin - The coin is the classical symbol for growing fortune and wealth. 9.	Chinese knot - The knot is both a lucky charm and a symbol of deep bonding and love in China.  10.	Rabbit

Charms to-buy to go with my bracelet! *evil*
1. 4-leaf-clover; horseshoe;
2. Guarding angel
3. cross = faith, heart = love, anchor = hope
4. Turkish eye – The eye – in the Oriental culture, it is believed to protect the wearer from the evil eye.
5. The original Matryoshkas are Russian wooden nesting dolls, which symbolise fertility.
6. Flyagaric
7. Tooth
8. Coin – The coin is the classical symbol for growing fortune and wealth.
9. Chinese knot – The knot is both a lucky charm and a symbol of deep bonding and love in China.
10. Rabbit

Collecting key chains and stamps – used to be a major part of my primary school life but somehow weaned off these 2 hobbies after starting secondary school.

Looking at snowflake pictures – snowflakes, so ethereal! Not even sure if I am putting “ethereal” to the right context, haha! But I meant snowflakes look so pure, light and delicate!

Photos grabbed from here!

Photos grabbed from here!

Looking into kaleidoscope tube – my neighbor used to own one and let me play with it. I always looked into the tube with relish. I haven’t done this for years now but I just made kaleidoscope tube into my to-buy list:)

google image of kaleidoscope <3

google image of kaleidoscope 

Klang Valley good food directory!

In the age of having profusion of food blogs, I intend to provide no-frills good food directory to save us time from going through the minutiae. Not listed in particular order:-

Ramen at IPPUDO

Please don't waste even one drop of the Tonkotsu broth, the product of more than 15 hours of preparation!

Please don’t waste even one drop of the Tonkotsu broth, the product of more than 15 hours of preparation!

Address: 1) Pavilion KL 2) The Gardens 3) Bangsar Shopping Centre

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Beef noodle at Lai Foong Coffee House

Nice soup!

Nice soup!

Look for this building at the intersection of Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Jalan Tun HS Lee

Look for this building at the intersection of Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Jalan Tun HS Lee

Then look for this stall!

Then look for this stall!

The menu, and contact number

The menu, real brief history (since 1952, :))), and contact number

The business hours. Closed only during chinese new year and xmas!

The business hours. Closed only during chinese new year and xmas!

Address: 138 Jalan Tun HS Lee, Kuala Lumpur.

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Sarawak Laksa at Nam Chun Food Court (Kedai Makanan Nam Chun)

Aunty Christina's Sarawak Laksa

Aunty Christina’s Sarawak Laksa

Aunty Christina herself!

Aunty Christina herself!

Address: No. 2-4, Lorong Ara Kiri 2, Lucky Gardens, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.

Business hours: 8 am – 2.30pm, closed on alternating Wednesdays

Contact number: +6016-3153213

Office fun and love 5

A, in all seriousness, leaned on the edge of my cubicle, frowned, and spoke with dismay,

“Sam, I… I jatuh…”

Me: Oops! What’s wrong?

A: I jatuh cinta…

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 6


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Series #9 Light bulb reuse!

Reflection of the day

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Inside the glass bottle…

“I want to walk tall, believe in myself, have the courage to ask for what I want and need, and live a life that mattered. I want to wake up in the morning with a smile on my face and know that I am loved and that I belonged. I am desperate to feel worthy and I am hungry for the opportunity to live my fullest potential.” - modified from "The Dark Side of the Light Chasers" - Debbie Ford

Under the apple tree…

"If you are not spending all of your waking life in discontent, worry, anxiety, depression, despair, or consumed by other negative states; if you are able to enjoy simple things like listening to the sound of the rain or the wind; if you can see the beauty of clouds moving across the sky or be alone at times without feeling lonely or needing the mental stimulus of entertainment; if you find yourself treating a complete stranger with heartfelt kindness without wanting anything from him or her... it means that a space has opened up, no matter how briefly, in the otherwise incessant stream of thinking that is the human mind." - A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle

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Ich lese….

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The time keeper by Mitch Albom

The art of thinking clearly by Rolf Dobelli

The first phone call from heaven by Mitch Albom

Inferno by Dan Brown

For one more day by Mitch Albom

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

A study in scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom

Have a little faith by Mitch Albom

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge

Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

A Fresh Start by John Chapman

Inspiring quotes!

If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other? (God in "Evan Almighthy")
“To love another person is to see the face of God.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain
Aggie: "But what about the people who hurt you? Don't you ever want to make them suffer?" Norman Babcock: "Well, yeah, but what good would that do? You think just because there's bad people that there's no good ones either? I thought the same thing for a while. But there's always someone out there for you. Somewhere." - Paranorman
"机遇总是偏爱有准备的人"
“You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” by Walter Hagen
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, body totally worn out and screaming "WOOOHOOOO what a ride!" - by anonymous
When you travel, it’s not like you take a part of each place away with you; rather, it’s as if you leave a part of yourself there, like a part of you forever belongs to that place – the time, the people, and the things you saw; and over time, it gets burned deeper into your soul - by anonymous

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